ASA Ventures is a hybrid venture capital firm established in 2003 in Portugal and is currently headquartered in Dubai. It is the combined strength of professional expertise and smart capital, adding value to the start-up ecosystem with a unique investment philosophy and in-house expertise. With a diverse investment portfolio comprising of B2B and B2C companies, ASA Ventures invests in various industries: from customer satisfaction, business optimization, and retail, all the way to modest fashion. Working with well-established operating models, ASA Ventures turns around its portfolio companies into leaders of their own domains.

The established investment process and extensive experience in developing and investing in startups allows ASA Ventures to secure high-quality assets at attractive valuations with extensive technical and operating expertise on the international stage.
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2003
Brandsome
Brandsome was established as a marketing and advertising company. Brandsome is a boutique digital marketing agency that specializes in creating brand identity and online presence through strategic website development, social media marketing, and content production.
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2004
Alliance Media
The first low-cost media planning agency in Portugal, was founded by ASA Ventures after the success of Central Media. The company enabled advertisers to buy last-minute print and broadcast spots for a fraction of the usual price.
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2007
Cartão Pontos
During the time when loyalty cards were all the rage, ASA Ventures also created its own version of it in Portugal, the cartão pontos, which allowed a customer not only to earn points but to get discounts at participating establishments. Tastycard, a customer loyalty program for an affiliated restaurant network, was founded.
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2008
Netanswers
ASA bought 25% of Netanswers. Prior to the fibre optics boom in Europe, it was the only contracting and engineering company that specialized in fibre optic tele communications infrastructure in Portugal. Through Netanswers, Portugal was the first country in Europe to pilot test and eventually mainstream this technology.
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2009
Lahnu Tcharass
ASA Ventures established Lahnu Tcharass interior and design services, the first to use Google’s proprietary 3D modeling technology to build innovative yet inexpensive groundbreaking interior design concepts.
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2010
Xroomz & Central de Servicos
ASA Ventures acquired shares at Xroomz, a concept motel located in the heart of Lisbon, Portugal. In the same year, ASA Ventures opened a new company called Central de Servicos. It was a portal outfitted with a complex search algorithm that allowed users to search for services spanning B2B and B2C, from construction to web design, for the best price
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2011
URVip & Gamejuggler
Central Media was sold to emiaweb.com for 370,000 euros. In the UK, ASA Ventures established URVip, a system that allowed users to compare and purchase tickets to the hottest and most exclusive nightlife spots. Meanwhile, Gamejuggler, the earliest version of Swappo, was developed and pilot tested.
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2013
mobileshop.ae
ASA Ventures successfully seed funded mobileshop.ae, and moved its headquarters to Dubai, UAE. mobileshop.ae offers competitive prices for mobile devices to this day.
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2014
Worko
ASA entered into discussions with investors for a possible product exchange platform tailored to the UAE. ASA Ventures also began conceptualizing a comprehensive career platform called Worko.
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2015
Worko
Algorithms for Worko were completed. Worko is the first unified career development and HR recruitment platform that is more than a job listing website.
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2016
Shopix, Datamax, Codex & Snappo.ae
Shopix, ASA Ventures integrated procurement company, was formally incorporated into the portfolio. In the same year, Datamax began its operations in India. Datamax is an outsourced database builder and customized data entry service provider for global clients. The year ended with the conception of Codex, a combined financing and courier service for e-commerce business owners. Snappo.ae went live and began publishing articles and producing video and social content.
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2017
Unbreak, Callix, Chatsource & mobiledeals.pt
Unbreak began signing up gadget retailers around Dubai. Unbreak is an affordable and Shari'ah compliant electronic device assurance provider that offers diverse protection terms for various devices. ASA Ventures developed a version of 247 in the form of Callix, the first cost-effective call center for SMEs. ASA Ventures also created a complimentary service called Chatsource, 24/7 global outsourced live chat service provide. In Portugal, mobiledeals.pt goes live and is received warmly by Portuguese consumers
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2018
Winks, Hijab House, Gulf Events & The Equity
Callix was officially introduced to the Dubai media community at the brand launch. ASA Ventures acquired Winks, an e-commerce loyalty program. Companies such as Hijab House and Gulf Events, an international events management company, also came under the ASA umbrella. Gulf Events successfully launched The Equity Room, a startup reality show. ASA Ventures’ corporate presence in Pakistan and Mauritius was established.
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At ASA Ventures, we believe that everything starts with that one idea. If you have an idea, no matter how simple, but will positively impact business and consumers all over the world, we want to hear from you.

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